Software training and service provider NIIT forayed into management education with the launch of a new institute -- NIIT Imperia, which will offer programmes to working executives using synchronous learning technology from IIMs at Calcutta, Indore and Ahmedabad.
The company has already set up six centres for Imperia in Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Bangalore and Hyderabad and would take this number to 75 in next five years with an investment of over Rs 20 crore, NIIT Chairman Rajendra S Pawar said on Tuesday.
"Our new institute will train about 2,000 executives this year and we are expecting to train about 6,000 by 2009," Pawar said.
It would offer long and short-term programmes in general and functional management to working executives and has been priced in the range of Rs 54,000-Rs 2,00,000.
The content, teaching and certification of the programmes under the Imperia would be from one of the IIMs and the technology, synchronous classrooms across the country and the management of the distributed education system would be provided by NIIT, he added.
Synchronous learning technology enables remote classrooms to be connected live with the faculty teaching at the institutes.